somehow quite a lot warmer/fatter/sweeter than say, the 12yo, yes that'll be the ABV partially but even with water. like some very active casks have been used.
so we are on some quite strong oak and vanilla notes, baked goods, a bit of christmas cake in there too, and something very slightly petrolic.
it's quite hot even with a decent amount of water. the mid palate is nice, with tangerine and buttery elements. turns to a long, bitterish oaky finish.